MD7: 7" High Brightness 3G-SDI Monitor

MD7  |  7" High Brightness 3G-SDI Monitor

Model: MD7
  • 1100 Nit High Brightness LCD Panel
  • Auto Brightness Mode
  • Waveform, Vectorscope, RGB Parade, VU Meter
  • Dual SDI Inputs
  • HDMI input to SDI output conversion
  • Supports 2K Resolution
Video Inputs
  • 3G-SDI x 2
  • HDMI
  • Composite x 3
  • Component


The MD7 Beats the Heat

The ikan MD7 is here to brighten the way for field monitors. Shoot in direct sunlight with 1100 NITS of brightness—without a pesky sunhood! Built with a rugged metal case, the MD7 was made for the field. It supports 2k video, HDMI input to SDI conversion, and has versatile Dual SDI inputs, looping HDMI ports plus component and composite inputs. Key features include Waveform, Vectorscope, Histogram, Onscreen Time Code Display, False color, Freeze Frame and more. The ikan MD7 makes the perfect field monitor companion for “real-world”  shooting with all of the features you need.


Supports 2K Resolution

The MD7 supports 2048 X 1080 resolution. Referred to as 2K, this feature is an essential safeguard in this rapid changing industry with more and more cameras moving towards 2K resolution.




Versatile in Sunlight

The MD7’s High quality, high brightness screen features a resolution of 1024x600. The panel is capable of 1100 NITS of brightness which are necessary for those outdoor shoots. The monitor is equipped with an auto brightness feature that detects the ambient light and adjusts the panel accordingly. With its 1100 NITS panel, the MD7 is ideal for shoots in bright daylight.




HDMI to SDI Conversion
Go the distance with the MD7! Capable of converting an HDMI input to SDI output, the video professional can use HDMI to connect from camera to the MD7 and output an SDI signal from the MD7 up to 300 feet.   

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Additional MD7 Features:

  • Super bright LCD Screen for Visibility in Direct Sunlight.
  • Firmware Update with USB Memory
  • Peaking/False Color
  • Waveform/Vectorscope
  • DSLR Guides
  • Closed Caption (CEA-608/708)
  • Onscreen Time Code Display
  • 8~16ch Audio Level Meter
  • Video Exposure Range Check
  • UMD/IMD Mode
  • AFD & V-CHIP(SDI Only)
  • Various Markers (user programmable- ideal for Steadicam Operators)
  • H/V Delay
  • Pixel-to-Pixel Zoom
  • Tally LED Control Output R/G/B/W Internal Patterns Rack & VESA Mount (Option)
  • HDMI-to-SDI Converter (Original Resolution)
  • Auto Back Light Control
  • Auto Color Temperature Adjustment
  • Horizontal/Vertical Angle Level Meters
  • 3G SDI input (Level A/B)
  • 1~16Ch Audio Level Meters
  • H/V Delay
  • SMPTE-425M 3G Signal supported (Level A, Level B)
MD7 Waveform


This essential feature assists with the calibration of professional video cameras. It shows the overall brightness of the image assisting the video professional in correcting exposure. The waveform feature also checks the evenness of the lighting when lighting a chromakey or background.
MD7 Vectorscope Vectorscope

The MR7 uses vectorscope to help set and verify skin tones and monitor white balance. The vectorscope function also verifies and checks the overall tint and hue of an image.
MD7 Histogram


This essential feature assists with the calibration of professional video cameras. It shows the overall brightness of the image assisting the video professional in correcting exposure. The waveform feature also checks the evenness of the lighting when lighting a chromakey or background.

False Color

The False Color feature utilizes a full spectrum of assigned color indicators, ensuring flawless shot exposure. As the camera Iris is adjusted, the subject of the image will change color based on specific brightness values indicating optimal exposure.


MD7 False Color Key



The MR7 is equipped Color Peaking features, which highlight the desired focus area in a bright, RED outline. The operator adjusts the focus control until the RED indicator outlines on the desired area are razor sharp, indicating optimal focus. For the best results, be sure the subject is properly exposed.


MD7 Peaking


Exposure Y/C Range Check (Clip Guides)

The MD7 offers adjustable Clip Guide levels to accurately display overexposed or under exposed images in any shooting condition. The operator simply assigns the upper and lower IRE to their preference and any exposure over or under the set IRE limit will flash in any of the four selectable colors of black, blue, green, and red.

MD7 Clip Guide

DSLR Scaling

The DSLR Scaling function will allow users to extend their DSLR camera’s HDMI video output any option of four – Normal, 3:2, 16:9 or Full Screen – convenience made simple.

MD7 DSLR Scaling


AC Adapter
Cleaning Cloth
MD7 Monitor
Shoe Mount

Contrast Ratio:800:1
Diagonal (inch):7
Dimensions:5.1" H x 8.25" W x 1.3" D
Inputs:3G-SDI x 2, HDMI, Composite x 3, Component
LCD Brightness:1100 NIT
Operating Volts:DC 7v to 24v
Resolution:1024 x 600
Shipping Weight:6 lbs
Video Outputs:3G-SDI, HDMI
Viewing angle:170 (H) 170 (V)
Weight :2lbs

Essential Accessories
ikan BPMD-S - Sony "L" Series battery plate for MD7. Click to see the ikan BPMD-S product page.
Limited Stock
Sony "L" Series battery plate for MD7
Model: BPMD-S
  • Sony L Series battery plate for MD7
Model: ELE-MS-S
  • Holds Your Monitor Securely
  • Mounting Holes for Receivers or Other Accessories
  • Durable, Comfortable Rubber Grips
  • Lightweight, Strong Aluminum Components
ikan SP-MD7 - MD7 Screen Protector. Click to see the ikan SP-MD7 product page.
Limited Stock
MD7 Screen Protector
Model: SP-MD7
  • Optically Clear
  • Durable acrylic
  • Includes 4 Thumb Screws
DV Chargers

Sony Compatible Battery Charger
Battery Options

Sony L-Series NP-F970 Compatible Battery
Power Options

Panasonic Compatible Battery

ikan's Panasonic "D54" Type Ultra-High Capacity Battery

Anton/Bauer Power Tap Cable with Coaxial

Anton/Bauer Power Tap Cable with 4-Pin XLR
Pro Batteries

Gold Mount Professional Battery

V Mount Professional Battery
Teleprompter Power Options

Gold Mount Pro Power System

V-Mount Portable Pro Power System
Pro Battery Chargers

Gold Mount Compatible Charger

V-Mount Compatible Charger
Accessorized For

Canon Cinema Easy Release Base Plate

Wireless HD Transmitter & Receiver System (for V Mount)

Wireless HD Transmitter & Receiver System (AB Mount)